The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Middleware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Middleware
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 67 55 65
Rank change year-on-year -12 +10  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 19 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.87% 2.43% 2.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.02% 10.12% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 14
Median daily rate £450 £419 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -6.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £395 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -45.23% +9.80%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 237 247 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.28% 24.03% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 145 152
Median daily rate £350 £355 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +5.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.62% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Buckinghamshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Buckinghamshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Buckinghamshire

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Buckinghamshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -13 11 £438 +4.47% 1
Middleware
South East

Middleware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 13 (39.39%) Migration
2 11 (33.33%) IBM
2 11 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 10 (30.30%) Java
4 7 (21.21%) DevOps
5 6 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 5 (15.15%) Banking
6 5 (15.15%) OpenShift
6 5 (15.15%) OpenStack
6 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
6 5 (15.15%) SOAP
6 5 (15.15%) LDAP
7 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
7 4 (12.12%) ILOG
7 4 (12.12%) HTML
7 4 (12.12%) Web Services
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL
7 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.12%) SQL
7 4 (12.12%) Staffware
7 4 (12.12%) Finance
7 4 (12.12%) zOS
7 4 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (12.12%) IaaS
7 4 (12.12%) Node.js
7 4 (12.12%) Spanish Language
7 4 (12.12%) PaaS

Middleware
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.18%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 5 (15.15%) OpenStack
4 4 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.06%) Confluence
6 1 (3.03%) Apache
6 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
6 1 (3.03%) MQSeries
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Staffware
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) OpenShift
2 4 (12.12%) IaaS
2 4 (12.12%) PaaS
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) LDAP
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) HTTP
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) GitLab
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.15%) Banking
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Architect
2 8 (24.24%) Middleware Architect
3 7 (21.21%) Project Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Deployment Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Middleware Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Applications Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Applications Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Leader
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Integration Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Lead Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Middleware Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (15.15%) SOAP
3 4 (12.12%) HTML
3 4 (12.12%) Node.js
3 4 (12.12%) Web Services
4 3 (9.09%) Spring
4 3 (9.09%) Spring Boot
5 2 (6.06%) Angular 2
5 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.06%) CSS
5 2 (6.06%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (6.06%) Kafka
5 2 (6.06%) Polymer
5 2 (6.06%) React
5 2 (6.06%) Redux
5 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.03%) JMS
6 1 (3.03%) JSP
6 1 (3.03%) XML
6 1 (3.03%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.03%) DataPower
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Online Banking
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) zOS
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) AIX
3 1 (3.03%) HPUX
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) DevOps
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) B2B
5 3 (9.09%) Change Control
5 3 (9.09%) EAI
5 3 (9.09%) Microservices
5 3 (9.09%) SOA
6 2 (6.06%) Coaching
6 2 (6.06%) ETL
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.03%) MVC
7 1 (3.03%) Open Source
7 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.03%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) Python
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Mesos
2 1 (3.03%) MOM
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (12.12%) ILOG
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Informatica
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.06%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.03%) Cognizant
5 1 (3.03%) Fujitsu